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The ARTS

Dorset Players Presents ‘ 9 to 5 : The Musical ’
The Dorset Players and Director Christy Vogel along with RE / MAX Four Seasons , The Wightmans & William T . Burns Insurance are proud to present 9 to 5 : The Musical . Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton and Book by Patricia Resnick . Choreographed by Lina Cloffe with Musical Direction by Matthew Steckler . 9 to 5 : The Musical will be performed at The Dorset Playhouse , 104 Cheney Rd . in Dorset , VT on May 24 and 25 at 7:30pm and May 26 at 2pm . Tickets available now at dorsetplayers . org or call 802-867-5777 .
9 to 5 : The Musical is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie . Set in the late 1970 ’ s , this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous , thought provoking and even a little bit romantic . Pushed to a boiling point , three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist , egotistical , lying , hypocritical bigot they call their boss . In a hilarious turn of events , Violet ( Megan Demarest ), Judy ( Joey Blane ), and Doralee ( Rayleen Carangio ) live out their wildest fantasy - giving their boss the boot ! While Franklin Hart ( Richard Grip ) remains “ otherwise engaged ” the women give their workplace a dream makeover , taking control of the company that had always kept them down . Hey , a girl can scheme can ’ t she ? Show Sponsors are Dorset Physio , The Dorset Union Store , Equinox Dental , GSK Climate Control and P & F Appliance . Don ’ t miss it !
Woody Jackson at EPOCH
EPOCH Artisans Gallery is pleased to announce the inclusion of noted nationally known Vermont artist Woody Jackson to the gallery . Jackson ’ s stunningly vivid paintings of Hereford cows in a myriad of Vermont landscapes capture the eye and atmosphere of Vermont dairy farms . His iconic Hereford cow images are immediately recognizable by many for their appearance on millions of cartons of Ben and Jerry ’ s ice cream containers for several decades .
Originally from New Jersey , Jackson is a graduate of Middlebury College and earned a MFA degree from Yale University . His love of the landscape and lifestyle of the Green Mountain State drew him back to settle in Vermont more than four decades ago . Working on dairy farms in Addison County kindled his appreciation and love of the beauty and variety of his surroundings and the uniqueness of the black and white Hereford cows . Jackson works in painting both in oils and gouache , a medium similar to watercolor and acrylic paints , but with an added component of chalk , which give an opaque quality to the finished work .
EPOCH Gallery currently has twelve of Woody Jackson ’ s original pieces , as well as a wide selection of his prints , both available in various sizes . Stop by EPOCH Artisans Gallery , 4826 Main St . in Manchester Center , VT , open daily , to see and enjoy the beauty , color , variety and vibrancy of his work , as well as the artistic creations of the more than 30 Member Artists .
BENNINGTONMUSEUM . ORG
Michael Finckel & Friends
Sunday , June 2 , 2-3:30pm 75 Main Street , Bennington , VT
NXT Gallery Exhibit
The NXT Gallery is pleased to present A World Adjacent , an exhibition of paintings by artist Jana Zeller , with an artist reception and opening May 31 from 5:30pm to 8pm . The exhibit continues through August 11 . The Next Stage Gallery is at 15 Kimball Hill in Putney , VT . The gallery is open to the public during scheduled performances in the theater , and by appointment .
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